For Alumni

Alumni like you can help students prepare for great careers.

Not sure how to get started? Here are some of the most popular ideas:

Notifying

  1. Tell us about internship and job opportunities at your organization.

  2. Respond to the First Destination Survey or share career updates to provide data that can assist current students and improve the reputation of the program.

  3. Create an Instagram alumni spotlight to share your story and career advice with students.

Coaching

  1. Join the CICS LinkedIn group and accept requests for informational interviews.

  2. Perform mock interviews with students.

  3. Recommend useful career resources and events.

Volunteering

  1. Attend on-campus career events such as the career fair.

  2. Help organize tech talks or site visits with students.

  3. Assist student organizations like ACM and CS Women.

 

Mentoring

  1. Establish sustained mentoring relationships with individual students

  2. Offer "job search magic" donations to help students with financial need

  3. Serve as a mentor during HackUMass and coding challenge events

 

See an idea you like? Let us know!

Seeking career assistance yourself?

CICS Careers is here to help. Check out our Resource Library, Join Handshake, or Contact Us to schedule an appointment with an advisor.